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Inquiry Question

Historical Context

Map 2




Table of

Locating the Site

Map 1: Routes from Seattle to the
Klondike gold fields.
[Graphic] Map 1 with link to higher quality map.
(Reprinted with permission, Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Questions for Map 1

1. Identify the boundaries of the United States and Canada.

2. Locate Seattle, Skagway, Dyea, and Dawson City. What role did each city play in the Klondike Gold Rush?

3. Trace the "poor man's route" and the "rich man's route" to the gold fields near Dawson City. How long was each route? Why do you think the "poor man's route" was the most used? What might have been the advantage of taking the more expensive and longer "rich man's route?"

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